The Recommendation Project Part 18: Metal

As I write this on 11-11-11, Black Sabbath is being rousted from their hotel rooms in LA to appear at a press conference where they will announce a reunion of the classic line-up.  

Today has also been declared Metal Day around the world.  I mean, what better day to turn things up to 11, right?

So here’s this week’s assignment:  give me your best metal song, old or new. Period.

Here are the rules for The Recommendation Project.

1. Look me up on Rdio ( and find the playlist marked The Recommendation Project Part 18: Metal

2. Channel your inner headbanger and give me your pick for the Best.  Metal.  Song.  Ever.

3. Again, the song can be brand new or just new to you.

4. Let your friends know about the project. Get them to contribute.

5. And just so there’s no confusion, I don’t have any fiscal connection to Rdio other than I’m a regular $10/month subscriber.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “The Recommendation Project Part 18: Metal

  • November 12, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Best metal song ever?

    Break it up by a couple of generations lol

    War Pigs
    Master of Puppets

    to name two

  • November 14, 2011 at 12:48 am

    "Number Of The Beast" by Iron Maiden

  • November 14, 2011 at 12:55 am

    One great metal band that has been around for over 25 years is Believer they are now signed to Metal Blade Records.


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